Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour on Red Double Decker Bus

Hamburg, Germany

From USD 20.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover vibrant and historic Hamburg on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour.  With your single-day pass, relax for the full loop, or design an itinerary with 29 possible stops like St. Michael Church, St. Pauli Fish Market, and the renowned Reeperbahn red-light district. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-air viewing deck (weather permitting) and onboard commentary in English and German. Upgrade to add a harbor cruise.
  • The most convenient and comprehensive way to see the city
  • Hop on and off the open-top, double-decker bus as many times as you like
  • Visit top Hamburg attractions including Reeperbahn and St. Michael Church
  • Upgrade your ticket with a harbor cruise

What's Included

  • 11 languages Audio Guide commentary on the bus
  • Sightseeing Tour Hop on Hop off – Dayticket
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

With your 24-hour ticket, see the best of Hamburg by bus with onboard commentary offering snippets of local history in English and German. Hop aboard the bus at St. Pauli port or at Central Station, and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own schedule, pace and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section (weather dependent) and take in the sights along the full route. Sit through the entire loop, or hop off at any of the 29 stops (full itinerary listed below) to explore top city landmarks.

Soak up the prestige of Town Hall and get a dose of German expressionist architecture at the elaborate Chilehaus. Then tour the lively St. Pauli fish market—visited by some 70,000 people every Sunday—and Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn red-light district. For a glimpse of Hamburg’s maritime history, upgrade to include a cruise through the city harbor. Float by container ship terminals, the picturesque warehouse district and the eye-catching Elbphilharmonie concert hall. (Cruise runs from April to October only.)

Disembark at any stop along the route to end your tour. Easy!
Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Line A

20 Stops

7 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour Line A : Departures Monday to Thursday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:55 a.m. to 14:55 p.m. every 60 minutes // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 10:05 a.m., to 15:05 p.m. every 60 minutes // Departures Friday & Sunday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:25 a.m. to 14:55 p.m., every 30 minutes. // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 09:35 a.m. to 15:05 p.m., every 30 minutes.// Departures Saturday St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 1-2, stop no. 1: 9:25 a.m. to 15:55 p.m., every 30 minutes. // Hauptbahnhof/Kirchenallee, stop no. 7: 09:35 a.m. to 16:05 p.m., every 30 minutes. //

Port of Hamburg



Auf dem Sande








Hamburg Dammtor

Plants and Flowers

Hamburg Messe (Eingang Mitte)


Neuer Jungfernstieg


Großer Burstah

St. Michael's Church


Points of interest passed by on this route

Port of Hamburg




Planten un Blomen

St. Michael's Church


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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281 reviews
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Hop on hop off in Hamburg
Evelyn_C, May 2023
We had fun taking this hop on hop off with other friends from the cruise. We have to take it around one time and find out which one we like to take off so it’s worth the pay.
Beautiful day in hamburg
sharon_b, May 2023
Went around twice the weather was beautiful got off and on as scheduled bus was always on time only hard part was finding the number one stop from cruise ship
Awesome bus ride
MaCeleste_O, May 2023
The Hamburg hop on hop off bus was an awesome experience. The Bus driver was funny. He and his colleague were very helpful upon boarding and leaving the bus. They were also very knowledgeable about side storues of each of the stops and everything in between other stops.
Great way to see the city but audio didn’t work
Manon_L, Mar 2023
We used the hop on/hop off to see Hamburg whilst docked from a cruise ship for the day! A great way to see a fair bit of the city and easy to use with a pram But Our headphones to give us a bit of info as we went around didn’t work ( could hear multiple languages no matter which number on the dial we used) and we tried moving seats to try another.
Excellent value for money way to see Hamburg.
Robert_W, Jan 2023
Efficient service and a lovely city. The city is way better than expected. The hop on hop off experience was the best and most reasonable method of seeing what Hamburg has to offer. Thoroughly recommend.
Hamburg in an hour.
Herbert_M, Dec 2022
Great way to see the city. We did it coming off the cruise ship. It was 1/2 hour walk from the ship to the start at Landungsbrucke but well worth it as it takes you right into city centre. Most of the main sights covered. Very good commentary.
It was interesting trip,...
Shirin_R, July 2022
It was interesting trip, thanks. I recommend it to other people. Nice that english explanation was provided.
Print the ticket
Mart_V, June 2022
It is impossible to print a voucher when you are a Tourdirectie en hooked the ticket on your Handy not all drivers are freindly
Great except for pre printed voucher requirement.
Barbara_F, May 2022
It was all fine except it required a pre printed voucher. Sometimes when you’re travelling you don’t always have access to a printer. Old school and inconvenient.
Hop on Hop Off Bus tour Hamburg
CL_W, Apr 2022
The tour was very interesting with nice audio commentary. Learnt a lot about the city. Good for kids education too!
Nice and Pleasant
Kim_l, Aug 2021
Nice, quiet and clean - breakfast very good. Freindly and helpfull staff. Easy to get around from the hotel - central. Nothing to complaint about!
Excellent experience and lots of sites
Jim_L, July 2021
I enjoyed the view from the upper deck of the bus. It gave me a better view of everything. Staff was helpful and pleasant to work with
Nice and easy
Bernhard_S, July 2021
Best way to aknowledge Hamburg in the shortest time. Hamburg is so beautifully and you see the most of it. You decide to stay or leave
General introduction to Hamburg
janer55, July 2021
Staff very helpful as had to change date . Tour good commentary good although as only recording where a couple of points missed as bus driver expanded . Good general introduction to Hamburg
Great value for money
Ian_M, Oct 2020
Great customer experience excellent very professional and very helpful staff and great information about the city tour you can get off and rejoin the tour at various places excellent days tour around the city would definitely recommend.
Light on the Lingo
Jeffrey S, Oct 2019
This very nice tour features a guide that give commentary in German only. The rest of us must listen to the pre recorded commentary through our earbuds. We noticed that there were parts of the tour where the guide had lots to say while we had to listen to interlude music. To make matters worse, the driver forgot on several occasions to resume the commentary after it had been paused at a stop. With a more comprehensive commentary, this could have been an excellent tour.
Not Happy
Shirley_B, Oct 2018
We found Hamburg Germany, very dirty and lots of gratify. The hop and on bus was far from the cruise terminal. Did not enjoy at all!
Check the bus before you hop on
Clifton Q, Aug 2018
Before you hop on the bus check to make sure the translation meets your need. Some only have live German narratives, Other have recorded narratives in multiple languages in addition to the live German narratives. The consistency of the narratives varies from bus to bus.
Poor arrangement and customer responsibility
Olive_Chan000, Aug 2018
I had book this tour before I reach Hamburg, the tour on 19.08.2018 (Sunday) and just to bad in hamburg having a cycling event on the same day. I had go to the meet up point as stated in the booking ticket. and I reach they I didn't saw any double decker, and I just wait,After 30 min, I founds something not right, so I ask to other double decker company for advice. And the driver told me that the red double decker is not working today as the cycling event is taking place. I feel so helpless as i didn't prepare to walk by my own and my plan is gone. I got no choice and being advice to write them and email to get my refund. other than this money pay, how they want to compensate my plan crash, my trip get mess up with this, they can just no show and never drop us an email to inform. i just buy this trip on 16.08.2018 thru online, i will not believe the cycling event didn't publish to the public before 16.08.2018. most of the road had closed down on that day. Becareful when you book this trip, check clearly on the hamburg event before you book. the company will not care to inform or block the date for purchase.
Good information on city sites.
Phillip_M, July 2018
Nice bus, good information for a first time visitor. I will use again on my nest trip overseas. I highly recommend this company.

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